Candidate Profile
Anthony Pappas

Republican , New York


Anthony Pappas
U.S. Rep., Dist. 14

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Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.


I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.


Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.


Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.


It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.


It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.


Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.


More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.


Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.


The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.


Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.


Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.


Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.


People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."


I support sanctuary cities.


It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.


I support the death penalty.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.


The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.


The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.


I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Rape and incest. Individuals should exercise personal responsibility and utilize birth control pills and condoms to prevent the need for a huge number of abortions. Exceptions should be permitted.

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Engage in dialogues with Islamic countries to promote understanding and cooperation.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

There is a tendency among leaders to become despotic and tyrannical. Checks and balances are needed.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Greek Orthodox

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?


Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

my campaign slogan is sensible solutions for a kinder, caring world. No answer.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Analyze systems used in other democratic nations and draw lessons that may be applicable in terms of cost savings, delivery of health care, and affordability.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

As needed, fiscal and monetary policy should be utilized to maintain reasonable full employment, moderate inflation, and other economic goals.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Progressive taxation is needed to reduce income and wealth inequality. Realistic corporate tax brackets are needed. Various tax loopholes should be closed. Overseas tax havens should be banned.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Use fiscal and monetary policy. Worker retraining. Bring back good-paying jobs.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Adjust taxes as needed to provide benefits.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I am a professor of economics and finance and have taught economic history, macroeconomic policy, money and banking, and finance courses. I have operated a small business and was exposed to small business problems through my family. I have been engaged in pursing and advocating for justice through the court system and otherwise.

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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I am advocating for the modification of the doctrine of judicial immunity. Judges need to be held accountable and there should be checks and balances over the judiciary branch of the government.


  • Yale University, New Haven, Ph.D., 1971
  • M.I.T., Cambridge, B.S., 1965
Work & Military
  • St. John's University, Associate Professor, 1978-2018
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